Editor's picks

Taliban Afghanistan 2 years on: Report from a forgotten land

Koranic research: The reader maketh the book

The last Syrian: Dreaming of freedom

1948 – Remember, Remember Not: The perspectives of others

Equality in the Arab world: Lebanon's 'dangerous' Khateera feminists

Empowering women: Transforming horizons in rural Morocco

Racism in Arab societies: It all depends on your origins

Introducing Sufism: A longing deep within us

Historical revisionism in India: Modi rewrites the history books

Arab trend philosophy: Erich Fromm's advice for troubled times

The Global Qur'an: Searching the suras

Jesus and Mary in the Koran: The message of mercy

Micha Brumlik: For the institutionalisation of Islamic-Jewish dialogue

Germany's culture of remembrance: An exercise in empathy

Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd: For a plurality of Koranic interpretations

Islam: People of reason vs. people of the hadith

How feminist are the protests in Iran? The struggle for self-determination

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Qatar critics and their blind spots

Qatar 2022 and the Arab world: "It’s our World Cup"

Asef Bayat on the Iran protests: "A movement to reclaim life"

Iran protests 2022: Tehran fatally oblivious to social change

Iran protests 2022: Female film stars show solidarity

Golineh Atai's unsung heroines: In Iran, freedom is female

Political Islam and violence: A question of power

Iran protests: "Change that goes beyond the moment"

Egypt, Alaa Abd El-Fattah and democracy: "You have not yet been defeated"

Climate change in the Islamic world: Of infernal proportions

Southeast Asia: Autocratic versus democratic Islam

The "Azura" restaurant in Jerusalem: Cooking between the extremes

Refugees' rights met with draconian punishments

Annemarie Schimmel’s pioneering take on Islam

Challenging Turkish history: "The stories of our families"

Mona Eltahawy: The Middle East needs a sexual revolution

Iran and Russia: The Islamic Republic surrenders to Putin

"The Suspect": Muslims post-9/11 subject to blanket targeting

Shoah and Nakba – two interlinked catastrophes

Arab states: The ruling classes' dereliction of duty

Femicide in Egypt: "Say no, you'll be in trouble"

Navid Kermani asks: "How do we believe?"

What is art, when the primary sensory organ is the heart?

The Global Qur'an: Searching the suras

The muezzin call: "Traditional religious practice is not political Islam"

Dina El Omari: "Muslim women need space for critical self-reflection"

Innovation in the Arab world: Where are the new Arab icons?

Climate heroes in Iraq: A life for the trees

The hidden treasures of Sufism: In the footsteps of Rumi

Women and Islam: On Muslim women and the Islamic dress code

Iran and the Ukraine war: Ali Khamenei prepares for the future

Kashmir conflict: "An entire people is traumatised"

Egyptian series "El-Ekhteyar 3": At Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's expense

France's colonial legacy: Algerians turn away from French

Reconciling Sharia with the modern, secular state

"The Messiah of Darfur": A peacemaker in times of war

Taha Hussein: Modern Egypt's great pioneer

"Naga (Part II)" by Flèche Love: The triumph of love and life over pain

War in the Ukraine and the West: Putin's fight and our illusions

Abdolkarim Soroush: "The Sufis were prophets of pluralism"

Embracing a greener Ramadan: Islam and environmental protection

Islamic mysticism: A flute like the breath of God

War in Ukraine: What does defending Europe mean?

Muslims in the West: Can democracy tolerate Muslims at all?

Martin Accad: "Lebanon's tragedy is political sectarianism"

Why the burka is so important for right-wing populists

Algerian scholar Said Djabelkhir: Rethinking Islamic law

The Koran as a text from late antiquity: A European approach

Sudan's popular resistance: The revolution will succeed

France and terrorism: No time to heal

Debate about anti-Semitism: Dissidence and the Jewish diaspora

Women in North Africa: "The headscarf is losing its religious edge"

Tim Mackintosh-Smith: "Reading Arabic is a bit like playing chess"

Mustafa Akyol′s "The Islamic Jesus": The heart of the matter

Climate heroes in Iraq: A life for the trees

Discrimination against black people in the MENA region: Not just a Western problem

Victim-blaming – a trope of the West's failure in Afghanistan

The softening of Sharia in Iran – four harams turn halal

Hisham A. Hellyer: "You cannot rely on the West"

Islam for the 21st century? Look no further than Goethe

Future-proofing Islam: Focus on the soul of Islam

The West′s Islam debate: For all our freedoms!

Muslims in the West – the cultural go-betweens

Authors of 'War on Terror' in denial to the bitter end

Houses of healing: The success of early Arab medicine against epidemics

Fairy tales depicting independent Afghan women

Tangier/Gibraltar - A Tale of One City

Is the Taliban takeover still in Pakistan's interest?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Prey": Condemning Islam, glorifying the West

Ziad Fahmy's "Street Sounds": Egypt, and the "great clamour" of urban life

"Inequality between men and women is contrary to Islam"

"Fatma's Revenge": Netflix takes on the Turkish macho

What do the Bhagavad Gita and the Koran have in common?

Ten years Arab Spring: Arab women's rights, a genuine revolution?

Hindu nationalism in India: India's hate-filled "saffron pop"

Muslim and liberal: What constitutes contemporary Islam?

Interview with Prof Timothy Brennan: Why Edward Said still matters

Israel, Palestine – and nuance as the moral imperative

Algeria's ongoing war against women – #WeLostOneOfUs

India's farmers: "Modi and the BJP are destroying the country"

In our modern world, what constitutes contemporary Islam?

Egypt's people – nothing but a burden and a nuisance

Playing on fears of an Islamist takeover

Why blasphemy is a capital offence in some Muslim countries

Germany's parallel universe between the Jordan and the Med

Juergen Habermas' rejection of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Narendra Modi is pushing Indian society to the brink

"Palestinians need to set the terms of their own liberation"

“We refuse to be hijab-wearing princesses”

Ramadan – a feast for spirit and soul

Morocco: "Freedom of speech has long been empty rhetoric"

How Assad is preventing the return of refugees

Arsham Parsi on LGBTQ+: ''Rights are never given; we have to fight for them''